Dana Eveland - Reuters

With today’s DFA of Dana Eveland, a trade that appeared suspect at the time now looks even worse. Essentially, the Pirates dumped Ronald Uviedo for three nondescript appearances by Eveland. It seems like they simply threw away a minor asset. However, maybe there is more to this situation than what meets the eye.

Just before the season began, the Pirates claimed Hayden Penn off waivers from the Marlins. Penn had struggled badly in spring training, and the Bucs were able to acquire him for free. After throwing him out on the hill to get beat up three times, the Pirates designated Penn for assignment. Due to his awful showing in Pittsburgh, he passed safely through waivers and was sent to extended spring training for some tweaking. In May, he resurfaced in Triple-A In...

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